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pampie 02-27-2009 12:54 PM

Fiber Cement Siding
 
My home has fiber cement siding and I want to screw an address plaque on it. The sign comes with 2 smallish screws but I don't want to split the siding. Any suggestions?

DangerMouse 02-27-2009 01:13 PM

sure! predrill holes and use plastic anchors such as used for cement block, should hold it fine and not split.

DM

Termite 02-27-2009 03:54 PM

Perfect advice from DM. :thumbsup:

Brik 02-27-2009 04:35 PM

DM advice is good. not much weight. You may actually be fine with just a pilot hole and wood screw. If you have the anchors the do that. If you don't just use the screws and then give a tug, if it doesn't seem secure then get the anchors.

Tom Struble 02-27-2009 09:26 PM

or just use a longer screw

Maintenance 6 02-27-2009 09:54 PM

Don't breath the dust when you drill it. It's likely to be loaded with asbestos.

Termite 02-27-2009 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maintenance 6 (Post 237991)
Don't breath the dust when you drill it. It's likely to be loaded with asbestos.

What? Fiber cement siding does not contain asbestos. :huh:

Tom Struble 02-27-2009 10:37 PM

silica's not good for you either kc

Maintenance 6 03-02-2009 12:25 PM

Depending on the age, it certainly does.

Clutchcargo 03-02-2009 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maintenance 6 (Post 239205)
Depending on the age, it certainly does.

Good point, the OP never mentioned if it was Hardi or the like.

shumakerscott 03-02-2009 01:00 PM

Double sided tape
 
My previous house had the same siding, with asbestos. You can silicon a couple beads and tape it in place until it sets up, or just use double sided heavy duty tape. Don't drill holes because it can crack the panels. Dorf Dude...


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